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NCJ Number: 162271 Find in a Library
Title: Literature Review: Victim-Witness Protection
Author(s): M Shadden
Corporate Author: Community Research Associates
United States of America
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 12
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Assistance
Washington, DC 20531
Community Research Associates
Champaign, IL 61820
Publication Number: LA-95-503-CRA-1758
Sale Source: Community Research Associates
115 North Neil
Suite 302
Champaign, IL 61820
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Bibliography
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This annotated bibliography lists and describes available references and current programs concerning witness protection.
Abstract: Each citation includes the program or document title, address, contact person, telephone number, and program or document description. The publications include a practical guide for a tactical approach to witness protection within a county environment, a description of a county's criteria for witness support that includes protection and relocation, the American Bar Association recommendations regarding victim services, and a national survey of prosecutors and review of legislation aimed at stopping criminal gang activity. Additional publications focus on problems experienced by prosecutors in seating and educating jurors concerning gang activity, a model program that uses vertical prosecution, the nature and extent of victim and witness intimidation and ways to deal with it, and innovative interventions. Active victim-witness protection programs and five training and service programs are also described.
Main Term(s): Victim services
Index Term(s): Witness protection
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